Sunday, 12 September 2021

It has arrived.

 I think it is the same every year, it's just that we forget.  'It' being the arrival of Autumn.   Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week were exceedingly hot - 'mid-Summer' hot.  Thursday and Friday were cooler, yesterday needed a body warmer - and this morning there was almost a feeling of frost in the air.

In the late Summer I bought another hardy Geranium which is a very dark, almost red.   It had what I presumed were the last few flowers of the season on it.   Today it has thirty blooms and has tripled in size over the last month.   Just the plant to hide my Mares Tail weed (my reason for buying it) and a perfect addition to my garden.   It has a very descriptive name and I think it has the label on it still but I can't tell you what it is because I can no longer climb the steps up into my upper garden.

Yes, having seen that Emma has indeed won the US Open, I am so pleased for her.   Such dedication to the sport from a very young age deserves recognition.   A Level results, leaving school, winning the US Open Tennis Championship all in the space of a few months.   Then getting congratulatory messages from The Queen, Prince William and the Prime Minister in the space of an hour.   It must be a fairy Tale come true for her after many years of exceedingly hard work.   All very well-deserved.

Good weather today for The Great North Run - cancelled because of Covid last year it is being run again this year with a staggered start.   Again a perfect example of devotion to sport and in this case also thousands raised for good causes.  So many people - young and old - training for the run, getting sponsors for their good causes, running for the sheer pleasure of it,   What a good way to enter Autumn and face up to Winter which is assuredly on its way.

Enjoy your Sunday.

19 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Does anyone know what her A-Level results were? I wonder if they suffered from all that training.

Rachel Phillips said...

A* Maths A Economics

Derek Faulkner said...

I believe that she also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Tom Stephenson said...

The maths and economics will stand her in good stead with that $2.5 million.

The Weaver of Grass said...

She definitely wont need a mortgage will she?

Bonnie said...

It sounds like you have a beautiful Fall day! I love it when the air gets that crisp Fall feel to it. We still have summer temperatures here in the 90s F. but we should see changes in the next few weeks. Enjoy your day!

Susan said...

Congratulations to Emma. Well done on the A levels too, she's a very capable young woman. Our weather is changing as well. Days are warm and nights are quite cool. The Maple trees are starting to show some Fall color.

The Feminine Energy said...

It's wonderful to see anyone "dedicated" to something besides their computer or cell phone screen, isn't it?! Congratulations to all winners everywhere and "Good job!" to those who attempted to win. ~Andrea xoxoxo

Heather said...

Your geranium must be looking beautiful right now.
Emma has certainly made tennis history and what a lovely young person she seems to be. She's has quite a week.
We've had some wonderful sport this summer. So many worthy winners and each participant an inspiration.

Mary said...

......."running for the sheer pleasure of it", how awesome that must feel.
Walking and bending without pain right now would be a huge plus for me!!!!!
Hugs - Mary

CharlotteP said...

yep...The Feminine Energy nails it again!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Mary I know how you feel - bur isn't it wonderful to see a young woman so dedicated.

mrsnesbitt said...

Good to know Pat.
A great day for all xxxx
You must let us know your new address - we will come over on our new bike xxx

The Furry Gnome said...

And Emma's opponent Leylah also had a great run! Defeating three top ten-ranked players to get to the final. Great to see two new young newcomers in the final.

Joanne Noragon said...

That geranium must be showing appreciation for good care.

Cro Magnon said...

I have yellow Autumn Crocuses popping up all over the place, so you must be right.

Librarian said...

Already the autumn crocuses are out in full force here, and have been so for the last two weeks. Apples are ready for picking, the vineyards are being harvested, and even without noticing all that, the change in the light alone makes it obvious that summer is over.
So far, we have had a beautiful September, much nicer than July and August were.
And I have only one more week to work (this one!) before our annual September hiking holiday begins!
Your new geraniums sounds like the perfect addition to your garden.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is chilly this morning but I am cheered by the show of Autumn crocus in the garden opposite., Librarian.

Mrs Nesbitt - I had forgotten you lived up here. Contact my e mail please.

Thank you everyone for calling in.

Crafty Green Poet said...

This morning it still felt like summer in Edinburgh, then mid afternoon autumn swept in.

Emma's win at the US OPen was brilliant, what a champion she is!